G'day all, Mike here guest posting.
I'm here with a general update and Stacy will be back with more from the tear jerking and inspiration collection soon. She gets all the good jobs.
Righto so the matriarch, the big momma, the lady in the red hair, Debi Frey has been in town for the last 4 weeks. It has been very good to have Deb on board helping out around the house and I'd say we are all in fairly good emotional condition. That might be speaking a bit out of line, however I'm going to keep a positive frame of mind on this one.
We are heading over to the states on the 16th of May (two days time) and we think the trip will be both very tiring and also fairly enjoyable. It will be a mixed trip with a visit to Montana to spend some time with family and friends, quickly followed by some time in Reno, Nevada at an alternative medicine clinic.
Many of the doctors and health professionals are quite concerned about us making this trip to the states on the grounds that Stacy's condition is progressing and she is moving into a stage where she will require regular assessment of her breathing and swallowing function. The reality is that if this trip was purely of a social nature we would probably have decided against it as it does pose a risk to Stacy's overall health.
The situation is though that we feel the need to do some further investigation into the treatment of Stacy's condition. As such we are taking the risk of accelerating the progress of Stacy's decline against the potential good news we may find at this clinic in Nevada. Details about the clinic can be found at http://www.sierraintegrative.com/
Stacy's incredible ability to synthesise frightening new information about her own mortality into her world view in order to make major life decisions is astounding. It took her around 26 hours to incorporate the information that a trip to the States for more than a month could be very dangerous to her health into her understanding of the world. She then considered the situation she found herself in, balanced the risks and made her decision. The brilliance of this is that once the decision was made we were back to enjoying our evening and living our life.
Sometimes you make a decision and then continue to remake the same decision in the following days and weeks. This keeps you in a state of flux that inhibits your ability to live your life and enjoy the world. Stacy and I have learned how to make life changing decisions and then leave those decisions made so we can go out and enjoy an iced coffee in all its creamy deliciousness.
"Mike I've worked it out, I can either stay here and die, or I can go over there and try.
Do you know what movies are on tonight?"
So we are coming over to the states and we'll see what comes of it. One thing that we know will come of our trip to the states is a Montana sized fund-raiser: http://stacyneildbenefit.eikonproductions.com/
Team Stacy North America branch have been working overtime and it seems to us that a huge event is the direct result. We aren't really sure what will be involved with this benefit night, however we do know that Tawnya did her TV interview today, and that through the class of 2000 Great Falls High 10 year reunion facebook page the news of the benefit has gone viral - go bison.
Ok, enough out of me. I'm sure Stacy will be back here soon to share some insight about the beauty of life or something. She's sitting next to me reading some Steven King short stories so I'll be interested to see how she works that in with her blog theme of positive thinking and floating in oceans of faith while dreaming about running.
Keep the email love coming, we are both regularly buoyed by the beauty and eloquence of our friends and family.